The rate and causes of the loss of gill and trammel nets in Iskenderun Bay (north-eastern Mediterranean)


ÖZYURT C. E. , MAVRUK S. , Kiyaga V. B.

JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY, cilt.28, ss.612-616, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2012.02007.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF APPLIED ICHTHYOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.612-616

Özet

The aim of this study was to detect the rate and causes of loss of shrimp trammel nets, sole trammel nets and other gill and trammel nets during one fishing season in Iskenderun Bay, Turkey. Interviews with the captains of 127 fishing boats between November 2007 and November 2008 revealed the average effective loss rate per fishing boat for shrimp trammel nets, sole trammel nets and other gill and trammel nets as 4.33 +/- 0.54, 5.35 +/- 0.89 and 3.33 +/- 0.34 panels, respectively, with a total loss of 723, 636 and 663 panels, respectively. The most common reason for shrimp and sole trammel net loss was conflict with other fishing gear; bad weather conditions were also reported as important reasons for losses of other gill and trammel nets.